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Today's Sports

  • Little League in spotlight

    Finally, the District 4 Little League baseball and softball tournaments are back in the Meadow City.

    La Plaza Little League will serve as the host for the six-bracket event, which commences Saturday morning at Rodriguez Park off Grant Street. The tournaments run through Thursday, July 3, with winners advancing to state tourneys scattered around New Mexico.

    In both baseball and softball, three age divisions will be holding tournaments for District 4. They are 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12.

  • Isotopes’ Frias nets PCL honor

    By Lee VanHorn
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Right-handed pitcher Carlos Frias earned Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week laurels for the week of June 16-22.
    He is the first Albuquerque Isotopes pitcher to earn the honor since 2011.

  • U.S. vs. Portugal a ratings hit

    By David Bauder
    AP Television Writer
    NEW YORK — The United States’ 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-viewed soccer match ever in the United States.
    The Nielsen company said Monday that the gripping game was seen by an average of 24.7 million viewers Sunday evening on ESPN and Univision. That matches it with the 24.7 million U.S. viewers who watched the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 25...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos Blizzard, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Lady Hackers vs. Hooters, 5:45 p.m.; Compounders vs. Bud, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Complex

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball

  • Train Robbers dip to fourth

    Dropping their second game in as many nights to begin a series at White Sands in Alamogordo, the Las Vegas Train Robbers sank to fourth place in the Pecos League Northern Division on Friday.

    It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Train Robbers and their sixth in seven games.

    Las Vegas is 12-22 under first-year manager D.J. Stinsman.

    White Sands is the last-place team in the Southern but actually owns a better record (15-21) than all but the top two clubs in the North (Santa Fe and Trinidad).

  • Isotopes on tour in Midwest

    Albuquerque’s road swing in the Midwest has brought mixed results thus far, with two wins, one loss and one losing effort interrupted by bad weather.

  • Winging it
  • Teams from Americas surprising...

    By John Leicester
    AP Sports Writer
    RIO DE JANEIRO — The World Cup of surprises is turning into a sweet samba party for teams from the Americas.
    Having already stunned one former world champion, little Costa Rica shocked another on Friday and sent a third one home. Then the French exploded with five goals against their Swiss neighbors. In the evening game, Ecuador downed Honduras 2-1.

  • Security beefed up in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Six hundred additional military police was to be assigned to Sunday’s World Cup match at Rio’s Maracana stadium between Belgium and Russia after almost 100 un-ticketed Chilean fans rampaged through the stadium’s media center before the last game.
    Colonel Jose Luis Castro, head of military police for Rio de Janeiro state, said Friday the reinforcements would be used to beef up the 2,500 military police that had already been assigned to the game.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 23...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 11:05 a.m., Des Moines, Iowa
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Yo Momma vs. Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Balls Deep vs. Tecolote, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Bud vs. Lady Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Ice Cold Pitches vs. Lady Jags, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton